52 Parent Reviews for Montessori School Of Raleigh
My husband and I completely disagree on how to educate our children but, for the time being, he has agreed that they should attend MSR. MSR is a fabulous, safe place that gives work at the child's pace. My 4 yo has been dying to read and MSR makes that possible. She brought home her first book this
... Read more week. My son is absorbing it all and learning about time management and setting goals. What a valuable life skill. MSR prepares our children to be good citizens of the world. Under the new Head of School, watch out. MSR is only going to get better. Yes, it is costly compared to public school but not to private school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/04/13
The Montessori School of Raleigh is a truly remarkable school. We are thankful for every dime we have invested in our eight years on campus. Each of our three children are immensely grateful - as are we - for the opportunity to live, learn and grow in the company of such richly talented, diverse, compassionate,
... Read more intellect, hard working parents, staff, teachers and students. Our eight years in various classrooms ranging from Toddler to 5th grade have not been without challenges. There are different personalities, strengths, learning styles, weaknesses, talents, etc. That said, we have been heard and responded to with good will, decisive leadership and honest intentions whenever any issues have arisen. I've believed in the mission of our school and the values and learning methods instilled throughout the learning environment since we began. It is a delight to see that belief and the work of so many committed MSR employees pay off as I watch my 5th grader transition into young adulthood with a profound respect for and commitment to lifelong learning. Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/04/13
Do your homework if you want to invest money in your child's education....no different than your investment portfolio or the dog you buy. All schools have a theme, a belief system and a process for learning. So figure that out before you invest your time, your talent and your treasure (your children).
... Read more MSR is a wonderful community of passionate and intelligent staff, faculty and families. It's a philosophy that works...if you believe in it and you embrace it. I am EXTREMELY happy with my child's progress - and education anywhere is a road map that requires and open mind and adjustment as necessary. The beauty of MSR is each child is valued for WHAT they are - how refreshing. The faculty and staff are very involved...engage and you will find a treasure not found anywhere else. The new head of school is focused, driven and has high expectations. She delivers!!!! The best improvement would be an extension into high school grade levels. I am fortunate to have found MSR....and so is my family. My child is thriving and the experience at MSR has been everything I had hope for....and more. What a nice thing to say...it has exceeded my expectations. :-) Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/04/13
This school was SO impressive on the outside, but once in not so much. It soon felt like the school tour was a magic trick and the reality was far from what we expected. Honestly wish we would have moved out at Kindergarden level. In that respect it was a safe warm fun environment EXCELLENT for
... Read more your PRE K child. But go elsewhere after that. Our child still struggles with spelling because (MSR does not believe in correcting misspelled words). I base my opinions not just on our own experience, but we know many other families who's kids were not helped. Some held back an ENTIRE GRADE LEVEL transitioning to other schools , others who invested in 100s of hours in tutors just so their child could pass first year of high school. Plus leadership was a mess while we were there. Just couldn't recommend especially considering there are other phenomenal private schools and public schools to choose from for K-8. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/20/13
As the parent of three kids - two of whom are in Children's Houses at MSR; the third is a baby - I am so happy I chose MSR to start my children's formal education. When it was time to look at schools, I knew I wanted Montessori, so I checked out all of them in this area. The teachers, administration
... Read more and parent community at MSR are so strong that it feels like a home away from home. And that positive feeling carries over into the classroom. My kids are thriving - learning academics, grace and courtesy - and are laying the foundation for a life-long love of learning (I hope!). If you are moving to the area, I strongly recommend checking out MSR. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/19/13
I would not recommend MSR to anyone. I moved to raleigh few years ago and put both of my kids there. For the amount of money you are paying, your kids will not be learning much. My son would jokingly say I finished all my non-challenging work! The kids are way too spoiled and the teachers do not
... Read more communicate well with the parents. Unless you are heavily involved in the over the top community!!. My older child, went to a different montessori as a preschool 1 before he moves to MSR. I felt that the education he got as a 1st year montessori student in that school was much better than the one given at MSR. This school is always asking for donations for classroom, teachers, picnics, snacks or just whatever. They will not open the doors for your child if he/she arrives a minute or two earlier than 8:30 because they want to force parents to use the early bird program which parent have to pay for! (and it isn't just few dollars extra! its hunderds of dollars extra) All they care about is money! We know a few parents who are physicians like us, they also decided to take their children out as they felt that MSR is not providing the quality education necessary for success. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/04/13
MSR has been an excellent choice for our two young children. They started attending this year and love going to school each day. The teachers are experienced, caring, and very knowledgeable about Montessori methods. Our children are flourishing there and have made tremendous gains in both academics
... Read more and life skills since starting. We have had nothing but positive experiences! Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/15/13
If you are relocating to the Raleigh area, my advice is to look for a home in North Raleigh and strongly consider this school. We are a new MSR family who has been welcomed with open arms by the staff and administration. What a pronounced difference in their practicality, responsiveness, and organized
... Read more approach to admissions. We had been trying to work with a Montessori school in the ITB area where our nephews attend for around a year, who were rigid to the point of defying common sense. At MSR, our daughter was matched with an instructor with over 20 years of Montessori teaching experience, who came in from his summer vacation for a 1:1 observation and parent interview. She loved him, and he was very positive yet astute about her personality and growth areas. The front office processed our paperwork and payments swiftly and in a friendly manner. When I expressed interest, they even found a spot for her in two summer camp sessions. They arranged for another directress to privately tutor her to help her acclimate before the school year began. At one point she popped her head out and said, 'Mama, guess what. I LOVE this kind of school.' Honey, so do we. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/07/12
I am a grandparent of 2 kids at this school, and I believe that the Montessori style of teaching is the way of the future. I retired from public school teaching and unfortunately most public schools are no longer providing our kids with the skills they need to be a successful part of the 21st century.
... Read more By its very nature, the Montessori method fosters collaboration, critical thinking, respectful communication, teamwork, intellectural curiosity and self-motivation. All important tools heading into this conceptual age we are now in when many of our jobs are being outsourced to Asia or eliminated due to advances in technology. Please come and check out the Montessori School of Raleigh, as it is the premier educational setting if you are a believer in the tried and true Montessori method. I was a doubter until I saw it in action, and see in real life what it does for my grandkids. As for the negative reviews below, to each their own. I am glad these parents have found a better setting for their kids. We all love our kids and want to do what is right by them. Read less
Posted by a other on 04/22/12
It would certainly be upsetting if your child was miserable and you did not know it until after the fact. It is unfortunate that some former MSR parents have that experience. The school is now under new leadership, and hopefully some of the things that contributed to the below complaints will be better-managed
... Read more going forward. As for my wife and I, we have been really happy with the school and are excited for our second child to start in the Fall of 2012. As an aside, neither my wife nor I are board members or serve in any volunteer roles for the school. Read less
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